A teen scientist has become the youngest person to carry out an atomic fusion, in an experiment conducted in the classroom at his high school.
The World Health Organisation said the recommended amount of sugar consumed daily should be halved as it stepped up its battle against public health problems like...
A giant virus found in ancient permafrost has been revived, sparking concerns that dangerous new viruses could emerge as a result of global warming.
For millienia, northern peoples have watched ethereal filaments of light dance silently across the night sky. But when they shone over Aberdeen last week, I was,...
A pill to help humans live longer, healthier lives may be in the pipeline following successful tests of the new drug on mice.
In Western Australia, a new detector dog is being specially trained to sniff out cane toads to boost the state's fight against the invasive species.
Scientists say Australia could develop a world-first bionic brain if the federal government puts money into developing a research centre.
Facebook said Wednesday it was buying the fast-growing mobile messaging service WhatsApp for more than $16 billion in cash and stock, expanding the global...
The developer of the addictive online game Candy Crush is gearing up for an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange.
A team of international researchers has mapped changes in the future migration patterns of marine species in response to climate warming.
An environmental group is calling on the federal government to clean up waste at a former American research and naval station in Antarctica.
Just why was a simple side-scrolling game for the smart phone so successful, so addictive and so maddening?
Research suggests that screening X-rays do not lower the risk of dying of breast cancer while finding many tumours that do not need treatment.
An Australian research team says instances of whooping cough in the country are at ‘epidemic proportions,’ and hopes a new vaccine currently in development will...
A WA farmer has reportedly become the first person in the world to take legal action against a neighbouring farm for alleged crop contamination.
A Florida man is taking learning to a higher level with the launch of a so-called cannabis university. The school, set to open in Tampa, is dedicated to educating...
The UN's World Heritage Committee has been given two very different assessments about the health of the Great Barrier Reef.
Up to three million tonnes of dredge spoil is to be dumped inside the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park to allow for the expansion of a coal terminal.
A genetic modification that changes body temperature has helped Aboriginal people survive the tough climate of Central Australia, according to researchers at the...
We’ve known for over 50 years that reproductive ageing results in a gradual loss of fertility until about age 37, when the rate of decline accelerates dramatically.
A study tested the ability of people to text and walk at the same time. Unsurprisingly, the results show why it's so easy to SMS and stroll off a pier.
The fossil of a new type of dolphin which swam in New Zealand's waters around 20 million years ago has been discovered by Otago University researchers.
A space probe on a mission to a comet has been successfully 'woken up' after a hibernation of more than two-and-a-half years.
Cosmologists believe that matter between galaxies is distributed in a network of strands known as the cosmic web.
RoboEarth is being tested in the Netherlands this week to help Robots with their own attempts at self-improvement. Soon our mechanical friends will be able to...
Australia's honey industry is set to deliver the lowest national honey yields in more than a decade due to excessive heat, floods and drought.
Researchers say despite better cancer survival rates in the wider community, Indigenous Australians continue to experience much poorer outcomes.
Tiny 3D printers and seaweed extract could soon be used by Australian surgeons to improve outcomes in orthopaedic surgery.
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A report released on International Women's Day has found that the Pacific region has some of the world's highest rates of domestic violence.
Recent Winter Olympic sporting success raises critical questions about the limits of national campaigns‘ ability to translate gold medal “inspiration” into...
It's 50 years since Australia was rocked by the music phenomenon that was Beatlemania. Now the Fab Four are being celebrated in a Melbourne exhibition, to...
In the lead up to International Women's Day, community organisations have come together to highlight the uncertainty facing women and family violence services.
The Bureau of Statistics says retail sales rose 1.2 per cent in January, driven by a 2 per cent increase in cafe, restaurants and takeaway food services.
The federal government has sought to repeal the part of the Qantas Sale Act which restricts foreign ownership - but so far it's a policy that has refused to take...